Rod Dreher takes note of a theft of a print from an art gallery at the University of Dallas. The student newspaper condemns the theft, and says the picture was controversial, but doesn’t say what the controversy was about–the print depicted the Virgin Mary, in the guise of Our Lady of Guadalupe, as a stripper. The University of Dallas is a Catholic institution with a conservative reputation.
Theft is sinful, and a crime, and it’s right of President Frank Lazarus to condemn it. Still, does the UD administration have its priorities straight? A Catholic university hosting a work of art depicting the Virgin Mary as a hoochie who takes her clothes off for money is tolerable? Really? At the risk of being a horribly judgmental prude who imposes his troglodytic views on sexuality on people, I gotta say: